A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Add. E. 4 (R)

Summary Catalogue no.: 29110


Poem on the Passion of Christ (imperfect at beginning)
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment


Good miniatures (damaged), initials. (P&A iii. 976)

membr. 1

  • Type miniatures
  • Subject Scenes and instruments of Passion: base of column with rope; Christ bearing the Cross, walking on path with footprints; three nails with blood; hammer; vessel of gall with handle; crossed lance and pole with sponge; ladder; crossed tongues and pincers; head of a Jew in fantastic hat, spitting at Christ; cross on a base of earth; Christ as the Man of Sorrows, in tomb, hands crossed.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)